Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has posted a great description on his official website of what filming his cameo for Batman Begins has been like in London. He plays Mr. Earle, a business contemporary of Bruce Wayne’s murdered father who has designs on the Wayne corporate empire.
The cameo has a good solid structure but lacks character and I was able to drift to a horizon I saw in the back of my head because the director pushed me to explore and go there. Which is always exciting & scary. Exciting because you are allowd to go there and scary because your are not that secure. I found the “key” to my position/part at the end of the second day. That is so great as well. It’s one of the things I enjoy with vigour. “The key” is all you need, after that it is about balance and refinement. Big,sensational grand sets. Moody, art deco, impressive.
Art department worked miracles for the great visual richness. Had some smirkyness going with Christian Bale. We have one big problem that occurs. Noise. It interferes. It seems to be coming from a natural cause and I’m not talking about rain/hail/or broken limbs. We are inside. On the studio sound stage in Shepperton. It’s a beautiful day outside. About to become spring here. That’s what it is. We’d try shooting with the noise but the sound department has problems. It’s too loud. Seems to come from high up somewhere. Stage-hands climb up to the ceiling, between cables, lights and set-pieces. I turns out that way above us, under the same roof, pigeons are having a little foreplay. This can stretch into days as thousands of dollars keep “flying” away. One of the boys figures that a blast of the loud heaters may bring a momentary halt in “loverslane”. At least long enough to get a few takes! We try and finally we get what we need in the can. The pigeons may have heard the producers prayers.
Check out the full post at the link above!